Microsoft has agreed to pay up to $18.33m to settle class action lawsuits in North Dakota and South Dakota that alleged the vendor overcharged for its software.
Both settlements are similar to those Microsoft has agreed to in other states. Buyers of Microsoft's Windows, Office or stand-alone Word or Excel products can apply for vouchers that may be used to buy desktop or notebook computers, software or select peripherals from any vendor.
For North Dakota, the maximum total value of the vouchers issued will be $9m; for South Dakota the maximum is $9.33m, Microsoft said. As with the other settlements, half of any unclaimed vouchers will be donated to schools, Microsoft said.
Joris Evers writes for IDG News Service